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Germany: Capital markets

Equity capital markets

Within: Equity capital markets

A ‘preferred firm’ for several clients, Norton Rose Fulbright’s equity capital markets practice is considered ‘very good’ and advises primarily on the issuer side. A highlight was advising ADLER Real Estate on the issue of a convertible bond at a value of €137.8m by issuing subscription rights to the existing shareholders and convertible bond holders and private placements in particular jurisdictions outside Germany and the US. The team also acted for paragon in the context of its €13.5m capital increase under exclusion of the subscription rights of the shareholders and an international private placement with qualified investors. Another key client is quirin bank. Frank Regelin head the equity capital markets practice and also the corporate team. Peter Holst is noted for his ‘quick thinking and very good equity capital markets knowledge’ and in October 2017 Benedikt Gillessen joined from White & Case LLP.

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Germany: Corporate and M&A


Within: Corporate

Norton Rose Fulbright provides ‘reliable advice’ on corporate governance and compliance matters as well as mergers, reorganisations and charter amendments. The group also recently handled some changes of the legal form from a public limited company (AG) to an SE; for example, Sumitomo Electric Bordnetze was advised on the change of legal form to an SE, which also included handling a dispute concerning the legal status. From Munich, Frankfurt and Hamburg respectively, Klaus Bader, Frank Regelin and Klaus von Gierke lead the practice, which also includes Eva-Maria Barbosa and Andreas Börner, who are recommended for their insurance expertise. A ten-strong team led by Alexander von Bergwelt, Michael Malterer and Igsaan Varachia left the firm in July 2016 to join Dentons, after the firm already saw Sascha Grimm’s departure to an in-house post in May 2016. In February 2017, Patrick Narr and team joined from White & Case LLP. Partner promotions include Katrin Stieß and Peter Holst in May 2016 and Heiko Bertelmann in May 2017.

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M&A: mid-sized international deals (€100m-€500m)

Within: M&A: mid-sized international deals (€100m-€500m)

Norton Rose Fulbright provides ‘client and service-oriented’ advice with a focus on energy and infrastructure, insurance, agribusiness and capital market transactions, and more recently in the technology sector and financial institutions. Sandvik retained the group for the sale of its mining systems operations business in a bidding procedure which involved more than 15 jurisdictions. An example for a merger is acting on behalf of machine tool manufacturer Rofin-Sinar Technologies concerning the merger with laser manufacturer Coherent. Klaus Bader, Frank Regelin and Klaus von Gierke co-lead the group. Sascha Grimm left to work in-house at Veritas in May 2016, while Alexander von Bergwelt, Michael Malterer and Igsaan Varachia left for Dentons two months later. However, the group also saw the arrival of Patrick Narr from White & Case LLP and three internal partner promotions: Katrin Stieß and Peter Holst in May 2016 and Heiko Bertelmann in May 2017.

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